Section 1: Resources for 2013-14

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Section 1: Resources for 2013-14

1.1     Appropriations and other resources

Table 1.1 on the following page shows the total resources from all origins. The table summarises how resources will be applied by outcome and, in relation to administered resources, reference to the relevant authorised department.

The total appropriation for the department in the 2013-14 Budget is $21.9m (compared with $21.1m appropriated in 2012-13). The current budget includes ongoing funding for Legislative Drafting ($0.2m) and Enhanced Publishing Online ($0.1m). It also includes additional ongoing support of ($0.3m) for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. The current budget also provides support ($0.6m) for the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for two years, due to cease in 2014-15. The funding for the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform ($0.4m) ceased at the end of 2012-13.

The department will continue to have third party access to special appropriations to drawdown the funds for the payment of senators' salaries and allowances; superannuation; and postage and freight expenses. The resourcing of these special appropriations is detailed in the statements prepared by the relevant authorised departments.

  • The department’s total resources are $34.7m, of which 63.1% ($21.9m) is contributed by total budget year appropriations. The estimate of prior year appropriations available at the commencement of the 2013-14 budget year ($12.2m) represent 35.2 % of total resources. Revenue from sales of goods and services ($0.6 m) represent 1.7% of total resources.

 

1.2     Resource statement

Table 1.1 summarises how resources will be applied by outcome and by administered and departmental classification.

Table 1.1: Resource statement — Budget estimates for 2013-14 as at Budget May 2013

 
Estimate of prior yr amounts available in 2013-14
$'000
+
Proposed at Budget
2013-14
$'000
=
Total Estimate
2013-14
$'000
Actual Available appropriation
2012-13
$'000
Ordinary Annual Services 1        
Departmental appropriation        

   Prior year appropriation

12,188 3
-
12,188
12,078
   Departmental appropriation
-
21,905 4
21,905
21,141
   s31 Relevant agency receipts
-
600 2
600
600
   Total
12,188
22,505
34,693
33,819
Total ordinary annual services A
12,188
22,505
34,693
33,819
Other services
 
 
 
 
Total other services B
-
-
-
-
Total Available Annual Appropriations
12,188
22,505
34,693
33,819
Select Appropriations
 
 
 
 
Total Special Appropriations C
-
-
-
-
Total Appropriations excluding Special Accounts
-
-
-
-
 
  
  
 
  
Special Accounts
 
 
 
 
Total Special Account D
-
-
-
-
Total resourcing
A+B+C+D
12,188
22,505
34,693
33,819

Less appropriations drawn from annual or special appropriations above and credited to special accounts

-
-
-
-
Total net resourcing
12,188
22,505
34,693
33,819

1Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2013-14
2s31 Relevant Agency receipts - estimate
3Estimated adjusted balance carried from previous year for Annual Appropriations
4Includes an amount of $0.658m in 2013-14 ($0.657m in 2012-13) for the Departmental Capital Budget (refer to table 3.2.5 for further details). For accounting purposes this amount has been designated as 'contributions by owners'
Reader note: All figures are GST exclusive.

Third Party Drawdowns on behalf of other departments

 
2013-14
$'000
2012-13
$'000
Payments made on behalf of other agencies
   (disclosed in the respective Agency Resource Statement)
 
 
Department of Finance and Deregulation
 
 
   Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 (s. 11)
736
736
   Parliamentary Superannuation Act 2004 (s. 8)
1,670
1,606
Commonwealth of Australia
   Constitution Act 1901 (s.66)
1,111
1,111
Australian Public Service Commission
   Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 (s. 7)
19,128
18,828
 
22,645
22,281

 

1.3     Budget Measures

Budget measures relating to the Department of the Senate are detailed in Budget paper No. 2 and are summarised below in Table 1.2

Table 1.2: Agency 2013-14 Budget measures

  Program
2012-13
$'000
2013-14
$'000
2014-15
$'000
2015-16
$'000
2016-17
$'000
Expense measures
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Additional Funding
Parl-DOS: 01
 
 
 
 
 
   Departmental expenses  
-
261
263
266
269
   
 
 
 
 
 
Legislative Drafting Parl-DOS: 01
 
 
 
 
 
   Departmental expenses  
-
161
162
164
166
   
 
 
 
 
 
Enhanced Online Publishing Parl-DOS: 01
 
 
 
 
 
   Departmental expenses  
-
139
141
142
144
   
 
 
 
 
 
Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Parl-DOS: 01
 
 
 
 
 
   Departmental expenses  
-
638
643
-
-
   
 
 
 
 
 
Total  
-
1,199
1,209
572
579
Total expense measures     
 
 
 
 
   Departmental  
-
1,999
1,209
572
579
Total  
-
1,199
1,209
572
579

Prepared on a Government Finance Statistics (fiscal) basis

 

The Commonwealth has provided additional ongoing funding for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, established on 13 March 2012 under the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.  Ongoing funding is also provided for Legislative Drafting and other Legislative Advisory Support Services to continue the implementation of undertakings for parliamentary reform given by the Prime Minister, and funding is also provided for Enhanced Online Publishing to enable the department to address recommendations made by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.

The Commonwealth also provided non-ongoing funding for the Government initiated Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The committee was established on 28 November 2012.  Navigation: Previous PageContentsNext Page

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